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Everything on this web site is copyright Mike and/or Debbie Rowand, unless specifically credited to someone else. We work hard to create, maintain, and expand this website, and we ask that you not steal our stuff and republish it as your own. That said, we're nice folks and we like to share, so if you want to republish something from this site, then all you have to do is ask. If you see something on this website that you feel is yours and is not properly credited to you, then please let us know about that and we'll get it fixed - we want folks to know who has created good information and we try to make sure everything gets a reasonable credit so folks know who did the work on something.

  • For the \Shop, \Editorial, \Services, and \ForSale sections of the website, if you want to repost/republish smaller pieces of information, such as a few pictures or a paragraph or so, then all we ask is that you credit us and link back to the appropriate web page on our site. For anything larger, please email us first and ask so we know you're doing it, and then credit us and link back to the appropriate page on our site. As of this writing, we've never said "no" yet to a request, so just ask and don't worry.
  • For any other section of the website besides those listed above, we ask that you do not repost or republish anything without asking us first.

For the uninformed on copyright, Wikipedia has a decent article on Fair Use that makes lots of things clear. In particular, anything created after March 1, 1989 is automatically copyrighted and you have to opt out of copyright to make something public domain. Some people mistakenly assume the opposite. Since all of this website was created post-1989, (and kudos to you if you have the technical know-how to go find older versions of it to verify this), that means it's all copyrighted by default, even before this lovely little page came into existence.

This page is intentionally not written in legalese. We're not that formal, and all it would do is make your eyes glaze over when reading this. Please don't do something that would make me have to actually go look up and write a formal copyright notice in legalese. Your fellow web surfers will not like it. Neither would we, for that matter.

Comments? Kudos? Got some parts you'd like to buy/sell/barter/swap? Nasty comments about my web page so far? See Contacting Us.

Pretty much everything on this website is copyrighted, if you want to use something, ask first.

Page last updated 12/27/2011 10:23:21 AM